Diploma in Musical Theatre

Program Overview

In this exciting two-year programme, a limited number of students will have the opportunity to learn from distinguished international faculty in one of Asia's most active theatre cities. The programme will provide an exciting and comprehensive curriculum to develop students to reach the highest standards of achievement in the field of Musical Theatre. 

 

Students will receive rigorous and innovative training and education in Musical Theatre techniques to prepare them for the ever-evolving Musical Theatre industry globally. This one-of-a-kind programme, where supplemental classes in a variety of traditional Asian Theatre and Dance forms, is underpinned with up-to-date techniques in Musical Theatre training - Acting, Singing, Dancing, Musical Skills and performances in Musical Theatre productions.

 

The aim is to develop the students to become a new generation of Musical Theatre actors and performers.

 

Study Modes 

Full Time

Course Duration

24 months

Total Contact Hours

2058 contact hours (1029 contact hours per academic year) 

Schedule

5 days per week x 8 hours per day

 

Entry Qualification

  • Minimum of two 'O' Level subject passes (not including English Language) or their equivalent; AND 
  • Minimum of a pass in 'O' Level English Language or IELTS 4.5 or TOEFL iBT 32-34 or its equivalent; OR 
  • Other qualifications which will be considered on a case-by-case basis; AND
  • Additionally, the student must also pass the audition and interview. 

 

Audition & Interview Requirement 

To determine the student's suitability for the course, they will need to go through a series of audition processes and must attend an interview.

 

Audition

The student will need to demonstrate the aptitude for singing, acting and dancing based on the following:

 

1) Singing

The student must perform two songs in English and from memory. Each song should be from a musical theatre source in contrasting styles (e.g. one ballad and one uptempo song). The song should appropriately show their vocal range and technique. The combined duration of the songs should not exceed five minutes (i.e. around 2.5 minutes for each song). All songs can be performed with live piano accompanist or with backing tracks. The student may bring his/her own accompanist or use the accompanist provided. The student must bring the music score of the songs in the key in which he/she will perform. Please ensure that the music score is either taped to fold out or is inserted into a folder.

2) Acting

The student is required to prepared and present a 1-2 minutes dramatic or comedic 'modern' monologue either from the list provided, or from his/her own choice. The student must be able to tell the story of the character and its journey from the text. The list of appropriate monologues can obtained from the College's website. 

3) Dancing

The student is required to work with a choreographer to perform a short dance piece to demonstrate their ability to pick up dance choreography and execute the dance in a performance. The student will be required to perform various dance combinations that demonstrate physical mobility, range of motion, and overall coordination. The student will be assessed based on his/her ability to show a grounding in techniques, ability to adapt in taking directions, as well as a desire to take risks as a performer.

 

Next Intakes 

Two intakes yearly

 

Sample Courses

Category 1: Acting 

YEAR 1 

MODULE TITLE

Acting 1A, Acting 1B

Fitness 1A, Fitness 1B

Script Analysis 1A, Script Analysis 1B

Speech and Voice 1A, Speech and Voice 1B

YEAR 2

MODULE TITLE

Acting 2A, Acting 2B

Fitness 2A, Fitness 2B

Script Analysis 2A, Script Analysis 2B

Speech and Voice 2A, Speech and Voice 2B

Category 2: Musical Theatre Techniques

YEAR 1 

MODULE TITLE

Dance 1A, Dance 1B

Music Skills 1A, Music Skills 1B

Singing 1A, Singing 1B

YEAR 2

MODULE TITLE

Dance 2A, Dance 2B

Music Skills 2A, Music Skills 2B

Singing 2A, Singing 2B

Song and Dance 2A, Song and Dance 2B

Category 3: Industry and Career

YEAR 1 

MODULE TITLE

Industry & Career 1A: The Industry

Industry & Career 1B: Production

YEAR 2

MODULE TITLE

Industry & Career 2A: Health

Industry & Career 2B: Critical Thinking

Category 4: Performance Production 

YEAR 1 

MODULE TITLE

Performance Production 1A

Performance Production 1B (Asian Theatre & Dance Form)

YEAR 2

MODULE TITLE

Performance Production 2A

Performance Production 2B


Grades

GRADE GRADING SCHEME
A

80-100

B

70-79

C

60-69 

D

50-59

E

30-49 (Fail)

F

1-29 (Bad Fail)

Non-submission or plagiarized 

0

 

Programme Fees (Full-time)

Total Fees (Per Academic Year)

$25,600.00

The Total Fees is not inclusive of a non-refundable application fee of $100.
Course Fees are inclusive of Lonpac Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).

List of Approved Teachers 

View List of Approved Teachers

 

Graduation Requirement 

Students are to meet the attendance requirements.
At least 90% Class Attendance, AND
At least 50% for each Module Grade.
Complete Project Assignment 

 

Certification

The Diploma in Musical Theatre will be awarded by Capital College of the Arts, Management And Technology.

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